On April 15, the White House introduced a new package of sanctions against Russia on Thursday, as a response to recent cyber attacks on the Solar Winds company and Moscow's meddling with the presidential election of 2020. President Joe Biden explained certain details about these sanctions in a TV address broadcasted by CBS news.
"We can't let foreign country let interfere with our democratic process unfettered", he commented on the new restrictive measures against Russia.
Biden said he sent his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin a signal that his government could proceed in this regard. At that, the U.S. leader insisted that he wanted "stable, predictable relations" with Russia.
"Wherever the U.S. is interested in cooperation with Russia, we must and we will do so", he said.
However, Biden claimed that adequate response would follow to any aggressive actions by Russia. He added that the U.S. officials are working with Russian dignitaries so that his meeting with Putin in a third country could be organized.
The decree about new anti-Russian sanctions was published on the White House's website on April 15.
The sanctions target more than 30 Russian organizations; at least ten Russian diplomats and intelligence agents will be sent off.